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 By Roger S. Lucas    News    December 13, 2017 

School superintendent reports on discipline issue

Superintendent Paul Turner responded to staff concerns on discipline issues at Monday night’s Grand Coulee Dam School District board meeting. Turner told the board, and about 25 staff members who were present, that he has had “time to reflect on...

 
 By Roger S. Lucas    News    December 13, 2017 

Potential buyer still interested in Center School

A party who was interested in purchasing the Center School property, but walked away from signing a sales agreement at the last school board meeting, said Monday that he is still interested. “It all has to do with the price,” Elijah Kleimenov...

 

Newsbriefs

Attendance down at schools Attendance at Grand Coulee Dam schools is running under budget estimates for December. The budget estimate was for an average of 707 students. December’s report showed attendance at 700.9 full-time-equivalent students....

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    December 13, 2017 

A call for local electric car chargers

Grand Coulee, a pioneer of green energy because of the dam, may take another step towards a green future by installing an electric vehicle charger, which is also being advocated as a tourism booster....

 
 By Roger S. Lucas    News    December 13, 2017 

Old high school doors to be replaced

Several doors need to be replaced in the old portion of Lake Roosevelt High School, Superintendent Paul Turner told the Grand Coulee Dam School District board Monday night. The board finally agreed to replace three double doors and one single door,...

 

Donald F. Sheely

Donald Floyd Sheely of Las Vegas, Nevada, passed away Tuesday, October 31, 2017. He was born August 1, 1931, in Wenatchee, Washington, to H. Floyd and Jennie Thulon Sheely. Don grew up in Grand...

 

Meetings and Notices

Chamber at Siam Palace   The Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of Commerce will meet at noon, this Thursday, December 14, at the Siam Palace in Grand Coulee. Lynda Stead will be the guest speaker, and will talk about her new Dream Builder program....

 

School hires approved

Grand Coulee Dam School District directors Monday approved the hiring of four people to fill open positions. Hired were Susan Duclos and Stacy Davis in advisory positions with the Future Business Leaders Association. Both Duclos and Davis are...

 

Legals for December 13, 2017

Town of Elmer City Availability of 2018 Preliminary Budget and Final 2018 Budget Hearing Notice is hereby given that a Preliminary Budget for the Town of Elmer City is now available, and that the city will hold the Final 2018 Budget Hearing on...

 

Coulee Cops

Grand Coulee 12/5 - Local officers assisted tribal police who were taking a combative person to the hospital for observation. The man was checked and then taken by tribal police to jail. - Police looked for a patient at Coulee Medical Center who had...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    December 6, 2017

Boys & Girls Club sees official opening at community center

Local school-aged children finally have more to do in the area, thanks to the Nespelem Boys & Girls Club. The Nespelem Boys & Girls club had its official opening and dedication Wednesday, Nov....

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    December 6, 2017

Park district wary of future

Leaders of the little government district that has kept North Dam Park from collapsing into disrepair for several years is feeling uncertain about the future. After approving a budget Monday night in which they show spending at about $33,000 next...

 

Vito J. Misale

Vito J. Misale, 89, of Missoula, Montana, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, November 7, 2017, with his children by his side. He was born July 5, 1928, in Ishpeming, Michigan, one of 16 siblings....

 

Not very ugly, but ...

They were voted winners of the ugly sweater contest at Saturday night's Vintners and Brewers Tasting and Auction event, sponsored by the Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of Commerce. From left, first...

 

Meetings and Notices

Chamber at Siam Palace   The Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of Commerce will meet at noon, this Thursday, December 7, at Siam Palace in Grand Coulee. Jack Anderson, from Plug-in Central Washington, will be the guest speaker. American Legion to Meet...

 

Trees of Sharing ornaments available in the community

The Christmas wishes of 115 children from 40 local families are on the Trees of Sharing this year. Area residents are encouraged to purchase a gift based on the information given on the ornaments (Suggested value approximately $25 per gift). Trees...

 

Legals for December 6, 2017

Grant County Fire District No. 14 NOTICE OF MEETING CHANGE   Grant County Fire District No. 14 will change the regular meeting date of Monday, December 25, 2017, to Monday, December 18, 2017, at 7 p.m., at the Electric City Fire Station due to the...

 

Coulee Cops

Grand Coulee Police 11/26 - A motel owner showed police damage to one of his rooms where he said the tenant had taken things off the walls and removed covers on various items. 11/27 - About a cord-and-a-half of firewood was stolen from a property on...

 

Center School buyer backs away

A proposed sale of Center School fell through Monday night. The school district had prepared a sales contract, and just after Superintendent Paul Turner explained the details of the sales agreement to the Grand Coulee Dam School District board of...

 

Crowd demands school action on discipline

The school board Monday night appeared surprised that many of the school staff and the general public see discipline, or the lack of it, as the number-one issue in the district. The near six-hour...

 

Union appeals to board as "last hope" in discipline issue

About 40 members of the Public Service Employees union attended Monday night’s Grand Coulee Dam School District board meeting to support its officers as they expressed concerns with discipline problems within the district. Many wore specially...

 

School leaders have more than discipline at stake

Parents and school employees spoke loud, clear and long at a long school board meeting Monday about a lack of discipline in Grand Coulee Dam School District schools, an issue that involves much more than the schools alone. This community is not alone...

 

Bill would streamline USBR, BIA water projects

Life on our eastern side of Washington’s so-called “Cascade divide” certainly offers many natural advantages: less rain, more time spent outdoors in the sunshine, and an ideal climate for apples, wine grapes and many other crops, just to name a...

 

Donna M Benton

Donna M Benton, long-time resident of the Grand Coulee Dam area, passed away unexpectedly Saturday, November 18, 2017, in Bullhead City, Arizona. A full obituary and celebration of life service will be announced and scheduled for next spring...

 

Meetings and Notices

No Chamber This Week  The Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of Commerce will not meet this Thursday, in preparation for their annual Vintners and Brewers fundraiser this Saturday night at the American Legion Hall in Electric City. American Legion to Mee...

 

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